Interested in joining my group as a postdoc?
I have funding for 1-2 postdocs to work on
algorithm development in phylogenomics, multiple sequence
alignment, or metagenomics.
The research projects for each postdoc will be focused on
producing new methods and software that can dramatically improve
accuracy on large datasets, and hence will
be used in biological data analysis.
This work also involves
proving theorems about the methods that we develop,
using probability theory to
predict performance under Markov models of evolution, but
then testing these predictions in simulation.
Research in my lab requires
strong skills in
algorithm design and analysis and
excellent interpersonal skills,
oral and written communication skills,
and a passion for research are also necessary.
The ideal candidate
will have all the following attributes:
Note that experience in bioinformatics or knowledge of
biology is desirable but not necessary
(and can be learned while in the position).
- PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, or related field
- Strong programming skills in several
programming languages, such as Java, C/C++, Python, Perl
and R, and ability to learn others
- Experience in developing open-source software
and in implementing complex algorithms
- Experience in algorithm design and analysis,
and in proving theorems about algorithms, and
in implementing the algorithms and testing them on
Experience in data analysis
- Graduate courses in algorithm design
and analysis, graph theory, statistics, and probability theory.
- Publications on
algorithm development and implementation
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ambition to do rigorous work with high impact
- Intention to continue as
a researcher, preferably as a faculty member
in a strong department
To apply, please send me (by email):
- Your CV
- Copies of 2-5 of your publications
- Email addresses of 2 people who can provide letters of reference
- Statement of interest (i.e., what your career goals are,
why this postdoc would be good for you, and when you would be able to
start). It would be helpful if you indicated which of my
recent papers are of greatest interest to you.
To find out more: